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China and Its Place in a Changing U.S. Market II: PRODUCT

Much has been written about the underlying causes of China garment export declines.  Garment industry specialists and economists point to macro-economic factors, such as currency revaluation, rising labor costs and labor shortages as well as trade subsidies and inflation, just … Read More

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Strategies to Succeed In a Period of Industrial Decline II: Determining the Right Strategy

In the global garment industry, all private sector strategies have but a single goal:  To Increase Profit.

There are three interrelated means to reach this goal

Operational; e.g., Reduce costs

Marketing;  e.g.,   Increase sales

Mixed; e.g., Increase margins

The range … Read More

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Strategies to Succeed in a Period of Industry Decline I: The Search for Competence

For most of the past fifty years, the garment factory existed solely to make the product.  The customer specified the quality, the delivery and the price.  Of these quality and delivery were both fixed.  If your factory was unable to … Read More

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